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at the takingrg defense summit place at the ronald reagan building. we spoke with senator mark warner. tony hawk will talk about the olympic sports and maybe a little bit of white house exploits. let's get headlines from olivia sterns. close of u.s. trading, jcpenney, the struggling retailer posted its first quarterly profit in more than two years and shares rallied in after-hours trades. retailers return to discounting at last. was $35 million in the quarter compared to a loss year earlier.n a a little bit better numbers from jcpenney but coming off of a very low comparative figure. tesla out with details on its so-called giga factory plants. this could help to drive down the battery packs. they hope to make investments my the year 2020. they will invest $2 billion. aboutlso see volume at 500,000. an activist investor carl icon escalating his attack on john donahoe, the ebay ceo. carl icahn sent his letter to shareholders highlighting the leadership of mark andreessen and scott cook. ebay holds the claims quote ebay calledlse -- the claims "blatantly false." >> my next guest turned what kids di
. secretary of defense chuck hagel has counterparts, america's top of a tree officer also is speaking with his top counterpart, russia's top military officer. foreign ministers from united states and russi rushed me with several european leaders in hopes of solv solvent ongoing dispute. state department is calling a brief discussion after the main group meetings. they will meet again in about an hour. urgent talks between russia and ukraine. jon: new witness testimony today linking paralympic track star oscar pistorius to a new shooting. he is accusing the shooting death of his model girlfriend on valentine's day last year. joining us by phone, fox news producer. paula. >> we have learned oscar pistorius said it is not so much about "blade runner" as "played shifter." they said they were inquiring a loaded gun in the restaurant. he then asked the gun owner to say to people if anybody asks that it was him who had fired the gun. the witness claims pistorius claimed he did not want the media on his back. here's what some of what this guy had to say. >> i don't how the gun went off. he did apologi
. now we have heard the defense accusing the police of contaminating the crime scene so far this morning. and we have heard one prosecution witness already in the first couple of hours of this trial. the prosecution have called witness number 80. michel berger heard blood occurred elling screams she said in the early hours of valentine's day 2013. she was questioned just before the court broke for lunch. this report on the day's events so far. >> reporter: oscar pistorius is escorted into the high court in the heart of pretoria for one of the most high-profile trials to ever take place in this country. hundreds turned out in the drizzle to see the arrival of the double amputee who rose to become a sporting hero and celebrity. there's an encampment of television crews from south africa and around the world. even a television drone made an appearance. relatives of both oscar pistorius and his girlfriend reeva steenkamp present. at the start of the trial, he was asked to plead to the central charge of murder as well as firearms charges related to separate occasions. >> did you understand th
. between the department of defense and the va and i know we're in the process of tearing that down. we're one family. when you take that oath and say i'm going to serve this country, it should go right on through. there shouldn't be this wall and this divide between the opportunities that exist to take care of our troops. electronic medical records that he spoke about, to me that is a shame and delays care, makes it more difficult to have a smooth flow of care. i do see positive things. i was at base luis mccord last year and seen start upprograms where they are focusing on transition at the time of ets. and it makes sense to me if you are disabled, getting a medical separation that your level of disability can be determined at that time and carry over into the va. instead of having to go through these processes and having redone the services. there's other things i see starting to take place and that's guiding as they are leaving the military into being able to use the skills they learned in the military and translate them into civilian work and helping them get there and guidance on
. you were a former assistant of defense in the reagan administration. what's going on in russia right now? >> they have decided to take what it couldn't get with a carrot it's going to take with a stick. russia tried to buy ukraine, offered them a big loan, cheap gas. they said no thank you very much so russia is going to take what it wants which is crimea. >> what's at stake for us? >> for the last 40 years we have been promoting democracy. these people want what we want but they can't have it. russia wants it back. they want greater russia back. as much as president obama said it's a cold war game, it's russia at every step check mating the united states and supplanting us in that part of the world. >> when you see transport vehicles, aircraft landing in your city, it doesn't feel like a game. is there anything that would pull our american military into what's going on between russia and ukraine? >> we don't have a military option there. >> when the president threatens, what is he talking about? >> you'll ask to ask him. >> i mentioned that you were with the reagan administration an
unity force control on the ground. the ukrainian defense chief, according to afp, has said that russia has sent at least 6000 troops to crimea. that is the headline coming out of the af he this morning. about 41 minutes ago. there is a picture of some of the unidentified armed men in front of the crimean parliament. let's go to mark, waiting in massachusetts on our line for independence. -- line for independents. caller: i think russia definitely has a right to protect their interests. they have bases down there. i know the ukrainian government is set up. is there any real military force ? if some he wants to come in and -- do harmia people in the upheaval. it, maybes down to crimea will secede and become their own country. russia today reporting in an interview with the russian dispense -- defense minister that russia has 150,000 troops and 90 aircraft, 800 80 tanks and 1200 pieces of military hardware involved in drills on the ukrainian border right now. that doesn't concern you? host: i didn't know that they had that much stockpile. the do have their whole fleet. strength already hu
since, los angeles has built huge debris basins in the foothills as a defense against mud slides. >> this is one of our bigger basins in the area. 40 to 50% fool at the moment. >> reporter: steve is an la county engineer. >> on the other side of this, there is a whole subdivision. so this saved these homes. >> the purpose of this is to hold back the debris that comes down from the hillside. >> reporter: many homeowners have taken their own protective measures. tom verde has built a line of defense behind his house. >> everything is so saturated. show we don't have the rainfalling on us right now, we know if a cell comes over here, it could release mud like an avalanche. we are still on pins and needles until the storm is over. >> and just when you think you have seen it all, santa cruz homeowner may have one of the most unusual insurance claims ever. look at that. a hole has opened none his front driveway. a geyser of water shoots into the air. the home is off limits until engineers can figure out how the blowhole in the driveway formed and how to fix it. >>> a few miles away, wa
: after thieves e d her defense earlier this week, karen wall raven will battle the remainder of this remainer with a new sump pump. he received two, even three times more calls for service during storms like this one. >> sump pump is not working, everything backs up ask in people's basements and stores. >>reporter: within a 24 hour period, the north bay received more than inch of rain, which inundated highway 1 -- would not stop drivers, which forged more flooding across highway 1. >>reporter: in addition to sog ki carpets and water damage, drivers need this incentive to stay out of the no parking zone, the sign right here at the park and ride says no parking in marked areas or you will be cited. and the rains could bring more flooding to this low lying area, which i'm told floods quite often. live in mill valley, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just west of katie, a mud slide blocked highway 1. sent us these pictures, these is near the steep ra vin trail, along the coast. >> large rocks were blocking the northbound lanes, but it was cleared up. >> fire firefighters say their roof ga
ago the situation here is to be called. in fact the seats are patrolled by the so called self defense lots more still to be a military bases and artillery are now on to the complete control of local authorities and that will happen without a single shot fired so that is definitely a good side because no one wants a need of any bloodshed. last week you are being fired on in kiev wanting those very violent demonstrations kind of layout was like being in a new deal the things that are not. well i don't feel safe as a journalist right now especially compared to what we saw in kyiv since initially were just going to film protests that persona never expected that the violence would reach for that sort of that level and that still stands though i wasn't targeted personally but some of the people that we are still here with a crew members war including even the government was building its own lab report right now because of the first or just watching the events unfold on independence square in kiev that pretty much this revolution happens on the farm warheads or at least that is only was it w
to the gym. she was found not guilty. danny, what do you make of the verdict? >> her entire defense was about who she was, a person on her way to work. that context was critical. the only shot she had here. her entire defense was involuntary intoxification. she accidentally took one of these ambiens. that defense hinged on the context. what kind of person was this? i promise you, if the facts were that she was at an applebys at night and she had an ambien, i don't know they would believe that was involuntary intoxification. instead, she was on the way to the gym. who in the world of drug addicts would take an ambien to go to the gym? >> it is a common sense argument. why would you possibly do that? you said it was all about who she is, no the necessarily the kennedy name. the kennedy name did come up, very prominently introduced by the defense. they explained who she was, all about her family. do you think it played any role in being charged and also in the verdict? >> whenever you have a defendant you are putting on the stand, you will do anything to bring out facts that will show they are a
in over the black sea overnight according to the ukraine's defense ministry. john kerry is going to be in ukraine tomorrow. >> what about nato? >> nato ministers were meeting for two days and it was clear there were no military plans for the ukraine and russia's actions there. the north atlantic council, the political arm of nature -- nato -- met yesterday, but after speaking to the russian president, they were told the russian leader is quote not in touch with reality. there are about 6,000 troops inside ukraine. they defended the action at the opening of the human rights meeting in geneva. >> this is a question of defending our citizens and ensuring human rights >> he is trying to calm things and letting them know they have no plans of threatening them. >> how did we get here? things unravelled on february 20th when dozens of protesters were killed in kiev marking the bloodiest day in since the cold war. the president was kicked out and then he was granted asylum in ush russia and day later russian troops come in. and then russia is granted permission to deploy and they put of
today. >> there are reports this morning that russian troops have seized two ukrainian defense missile system in crimea. >> sanctions could be imposed on russia if it fails to de-escalate by tomorrow. >> if you like your health plan you may be able to keep it longer. the "washington post" says the obama administration is rewriting rules. >>> mom and dad are victors against a daughter for whom they refused to support. >> in florida, a woman and her three children are safe as a dramatic ocean rescue. they were inside a minivan that drove into the surf at daytona beach. >> what were they thinking about? >> electrical contractors believed to be at fault for a huge explosion in south jersey. at least ten homes were destroyed. >> chaos. didn't know what was going on, what had happened. >>nother member of the bush family has entered the political arena. george p. bush won texas land commissioner. >> what is the burrito without guacamole? chipotle is warming climate changes could drive up prices. >> oh, that? >> check him out. >> he has some moves. >> the wobble dance. >> dra
police officers facing federal charges appear before a judge. what we learn about a possible defense they might present. so, we can measure, plan and install it for you. yea, let's do that! ikea. professional kitchen services at a low price. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! um... where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. >>> five san francisco police officers faced a judge after being charged with federal crimes. ranging from extortion to drug distribution. their attorney hinted at their potential defense argument if the case goes to trial. >> reporter: led by the head of the san francisco police officers association, officers edmond robles and yates left the court this morning. >> they're all hard working officers. they're dedicated to this department. they're dedicated to the citizens of this city. >> reporter: it's the offshoot of an investigation of a series of raids at hotel rooms by plain clothed officers. they were out there doi
very well after 9/11 they needed to set up there on own defense so they put tentacles out and listening devices out and they are trying to to keep the pull some parts of the world which they think are dangerous. the tooth fist of all the appropriate channels but they are trying to watch the world before the world comes again to new york in a way that they don't like. the nfc if they are doing well will moderate these turf problems. the book has several pages on the major elements of our strategy so diplomacy, public diplomacy economic tools, law enforcement, the military. diplomacy is probably a good place to start create we know terrorism is very political and we know it's usually international. diplomacy therefore has some prospects and diplomacy is done well in some cases. in multilateral diplomacy at think most folks regard the irish settlement which took from 1997 onward until 2007 that was an impressive product from multilateral to plumb assay involving a lot of the irish and british players but a lot of outsiders including some americans like mr. clinton, like george mitchell and
brennan, thank you. defense secretary chuck hagel also spoke by phone with his russian counter-part today. while the pentagon had no immediate details on the conversation, hagel cautioned russia in an interview recorded yesterday with bob schieffer for "face the nation." >> reporter: this in your view would be a mistake for the russians if they decided to go into the ukraine. >> ting would be a mistake. and this would set in motion so many different dynamics that are not in anyone's interests. >> axelrod: please note that secretary of state john kerry will also be speaking with bob schieffer tomorrow morning on "face the nation." chinese state media is reporting 28 people were killed and 113 injured in what's being called an orchestrated knife attack in the southwestern part of the country. this took place in kun-ming when a group of men reportedly wearing all black stormed a busy train station and began stabbing people with long knives. the attackers were shot and killed by police. now to southern california, where the headline is be careful what you wish for. after months of drought, th
by reconsidering and now building the missile shield president obama has hit. don't cut the defense budget. we have the secretary of defense cutting while the russians history of defense is negotiating leases all around the world. primarily go after the keystone pipeline. take the price of oil because of the world market with oil, the price of oil will go down. the price of oil goes down below $89 per barrel, the russians are broke again. they need oil above $100 per barrel. the heavy political leverage coming from supplying the majority of other parts of europe. it translates into electricity. build terminals so that american natural gas can go there. he has played the long game and is doing it very well. stop thinking we're going to do this today or tomorrow. to this the idea five, seven years from now we are in a better position. jenna: thank you. jon: with midterm elections inching closer, new poll shows thethe holy key edge with ameris on matters they deal about most. new "washington post" post "abc news" poll shows 48% said democrats are more in touch with them on big issues compared with onl
this new witness in the stand. the defense says the timing of this has taken them by surprise. it's a professional boxer who says he helped to cover up the role of oscar pistorius in a separate shooting incident just weeks before the death of reeva steenkamp. champion boxer kevin lerena, a friend of oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp is the fourth witness to take the stand in the olympic star's murder trial. alleged he fired a gun inside a restaurant just weeks before he killed reeva steenkamp on valentine's day last year. >> a shot went off in the restaurant and then there was just complete silence. i was in shock and i looked down on the floor, and exactly where my foot was stationary, there was like a hole in the floor. >> reporter: he's accused of firing the gun under their table and amid the chaos asking a friend to take the blame. the prosecution is painting a picture of a man careless with guns. >> i do remember oscar saying, please, just say it was you. i don't want any attention around me. just say it was you. >> you swore again, mr. johnson. >> reporter: the pistorius d
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and ukraine's defense minister says radical groups are planning new activities in ukraine. our in-depth coverage begins in the southeast of ukraine. in the capital of crimea. jennifer glasse, defense minister says there are operations what he calls radical forces in the works. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, john, tonight in crimea, the air space is choafd closed. we see a lot of armed men around here in the last day. th started in the middle of the night last night taking over sevastopol airport which is a military airport, they look very well trained, no military insignia, no identifying marks on their vehicles either. military trucks moving on the roads of crimea, certainly from the capitol and sevastopol, that is the headquarters of russia's black sea neat. we can't identify -- fleet. whee can'we can't identify who , who they answer to or what they are doing here. the air space is now closed. we have had a movement of military vehicles on the roads and so a very worrying development here in crimea tonight. >> jennifer are they facing any push dk back on the grown? >
earlier talking about revisiting putting u.s. missile defense in the czech republic. remember russia's response to that when we went through that a couple of years ago. that to this point is something we've not heard the administration is considering. >> and you're on the ground in kiev. what's the scene like there? how are people responding to what's going on in crimea? >> reporter: the government here is definitely very concerned, anderson. they see this as an invasion by the russians as a part of annex crimea as part of russia. they're looking at a diplomatic effort now. no doubt the ukrainance could not go blow to blow with the russians. they don't have the fire power that the russians do. so they're looking abroad. and that look goes towards the united nations. they're asking the u.n. security council to get involved. it's unclear what role they would play as russia as you know has veto power in the security council. and moscow has been concerned over the ethnic russians in the crimea. one thing the ukrainen government has asked to send monitors into the crimea to show ethnic ru
extortion to drug distribution. their attorney hinted at their potential defense argument if the case goes to trial. >> reporter: led by the head of the san francisco police officers association, officers edmond robles and yates left the court this morning. >> they're all hard working officers. they're dedicated to this department. they're dedicated to the citizens of this city. >> reporter: it's the offshoot of an investigation of a series of raids at hotel rooms by plain clothed officers. they were out there doing very, very serious work and dealing with some people that have no regards for the law. >> reporter: defense attorney michael raynes says that the investigation will have an effect on officers that do similar work. >> i know that one of those informants attempted to extort one of these officers. >> from what he tells me he provided actual evidence in the form of fingerprints and other types of hard evidence that was given to the federal investigators. >> reporter: all but one of the departments entered not guilty pleas. the sixth is waiting for a new attorney before entering h
. ukraine's defense minister says 6,000 additional troops arrived here. all of this after president obama warned russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: in crimea's capitol, the coup gathers pace. they control the army, navy and air force here. any commander that disagrees says the new prime minister should leave. beyond crimea's borders and along the frontier with ukraine, russia continues the biggest military exercise since the fall of the soviet union. 150,000 men maneuvering as president putin is now, to show their strength to the world. the streets are calm. the vote here, to decide who should rule has been brought forward to the end of the month. within weeks, crimea, always pro-russian could be free of ukrainian rule for good. well ukraine says it won't give into russian provocation and its troops are ready to respond. i think, truly, the idea or the possibility of a clash with russian troops is really pretty slim. this place is a kinder box
. notice the knicks play defense like, i don't know, every other possession occasionally. they are there hacking each other. when a sweet reverse. warriors 73 points at the half. klay thompson with the miss. david lee, the push-off and dunk. thank you. used to play for the knicks. warriors with some defense of their own. look at klay thompson harassing carmelo anthony. reward the man who plays d. thompson! slash! he had 25. warriors role 126-103. >>> after winning in philadelphia the sharks shuffled off to buffalo to face the last place sabres. sabres just traded their star goalie to st. louis. they were short-handed. had to suit up a scout. a former college player. they didn't need him. he didn't play. first period the buffalo power play. he shoots and scores on antti niemi. sharks answer in the second period. it is james sheppard in front to tie it at one a piece. right between the legs of jonas enroth. slides it in. buffalo retakes the lead in the third. brian flynn, shot off the face-off. caught niemi. 2-1 sabres. then tyler myers into the slot here. matt moulson, the
-called self-defense groupings. al jazerra's david mercer has this story. >> reporter: he raps about life in his town. battling the nights templar drug cartel and how their fight, however dangerous, will never be in vain. after living in oregon for the past 20 years, he returned to rural mexico where he was born, he soon found himself in the middle of a war. but instead of fleeing hennessy and his brother fought back. >> it's our town, it's our place, it's our home. what are we going do? why are we going to leave, man? >> reporter: hennessy says the templar cartel drove him to defend his people. >> when you go to a home just because you have guns and saying i am taking your daughter or this and that, that's wrong, man. >> reporter: hennessy, along with his father and brother, are part of a 20,000 strong vigilante movement that sprung up to combat the knights templar drug cartel. for years heavily armed cartel members have controlled hundreds of towns, extorting, kidnapping and killing, finally last year people had enough. tired of suspected ties between local law enforce. and the templars
in our criminal justice system, you have to have an advocacy on both sides. criminal defense attorneys don't support crime, but they represent the interest of their client. when you're suing someone because you feel like you've been harmed by them, you know, you're not supporting -- when someone is defending them, you're not supporting the harm. you're supporting the adversarial process. if the state attorney general doesn't stand up for the citizens of their state on a particular law, who else will have standing to go into the court system and represent the interests of the state? usually nobody. >> i want to speak to the fact that eric holder is the one delivering this message. where is president obama on this? we all know president obama over the years has quote/unquote evolved on the gay marriage issue. why are we hearing this from eric holder? >> well, you know, he said that he and the president had spoken about this at great lengths and the decision not to defend doma several years ago was one he did not take lightly. that's when he conveyed to the ags. by the way, i appreciated
. the interior minister has said this is essentially a military invasion and the defense minister has warned if any military installations come under attack in crimea, the ukrainian army is ready to respond. >> pelley: clarissa ward reporting from kiev tonight. it is worth remembering that russia invaded neighboring georgia back in 2008, and that resulted in a shooting war. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major. >> reporter: scott, the white house knows its options are limited, and president obama's warnings to russia about costs to be paid if it intervenes or ipvades ukraine remain vague. top officials here tell us there's no sciewrs discussion about u.s. military action although the united states my boycott the upcoming gitsummit in socha roorn. the trade talks also might be cancel pd at the united states the russian oomed said russian troop movements are not menacing and not meant to intimidate the tranquil transitional government take hold of power in ukraine. he said russia has treaty right in crimea and is merely exercising them. scott, i must tell you, the white ho
, could this be a defense strategy here? >> yeah. what i don't know is why on earth he wouldn't employ this strategy 6 1/2 years ago. listen, if you are with a codefendant in a crime, i love to do the sand signals. the best defense is this one. point to the other guy. she did it. he did it. the jury has something called reasonable doubt. they don't know who did it. for him toor departing from the stories, it's problematic for him because we have trial transcripts. we have all sorts of things suggesting he is being inconsistent. i would look at him and say she may have been your sweetheart for a week, but it's not helping you now. you are here in italy and facing the music. throw her under the bus and save yourself. >> if that would be your advice to the team, we know he was her alibi if she comes back to italy. what would that mean for her defense if he is doubting her? >> trial tributes aside, they are also media tributes. that's the kind of thing that would come back in a case against her. his own free will and not under interrogation. he is talking and saying she was acting strange.
a site near the border with south korea. that's according to south korea's defense ministry. the north has fired short-range missiles into the sea of japan in the past during military exercises. >>> this morning, millions of you in the west are facing back-to-back winter storms. rain is falling across california, but a more powerful storm is on the way. it could unleash dangerous mudslides and flooding. kara finnstrom is in the san gabriel valley city of glendora east of los angeles. kara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to everyone here in the west. here in california, when it rains it pours. you can see some of the thousands of sandbags behind me here, which have been made for residents who are shoring up their homes. glendora was recently hit by a wildfire, and so, this area is particularly vulnerable right now to mudslides and to flooding. so residents here getting ready for that. they say they are preparing as best they can. the first of two california storms hit san francisco wednesday, soaking the bay area with as much as 2 inches of rain before heading
influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. poligrip helps minimize stress which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. [poof!] [beep] [clicks mouse] nice office. how you doing? good. automatic discounts the moment you sign up. starts with freshly-made pasta, and 100% real cheddar cheese. but what
to a senior defense official, defense secretary chuck hagel, had a it telephone conversation with his counterpart today. we're still waiting to get details about what specifically was said during that conversation. but, of course, the white house monitoring the situation quite closely, in consultation with its partners abroad. for days, the administration has been warning russia against intervening in ukraine. of course, on friday, it was clear that that diplomatic strategy had failed, so president obama came out with a strong warning to russia not to ramp this up any further. he said there would be costs. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. take a listen. >> throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence, and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broad based government and move to elections this spring. >> reporter: so the president was fairly
about the bus, but now i am on to cars. the defense summit at washington, d.c., we have the latest from the ukraine as well as pending changes to the u.s. military budget. william cohen will be joining me to give me more details, he served as secretary of defense under president bill clinton. outside the banks, they are talking about skateboarding. we have tony hawk, the legend from state wording, turning the sport into a mega-million-dollar business. all of that and more coming up at 5 p.m. eastern. more "street smart," next. ♪ >> we were talking about an overhaul of the tax code and whether or not it has any legs. that is tomorrow and we will talk some more about it. >> that is good. it has been a long time since we have had comprehensive tax reform bills. >> all the way back to the 80's, right? >> back when the giver was in office. >> 86. >> maybe they can bring ronald reagan back to life. >> we will see. on. >>tony hawk comes that is awesome. >> that's right. stick around, everyone. ♪ the hour, meaning that bloomberg tv is on the markets. let's get you caught up on how the marke
of us that the chinese and iranians are watching this feeble response as we're gutting our defenses and they're planning their own next moves. it's not a good picture. >> colonel, we know that president obama and president putin spoke on the phone for about an hour and a half. do you think president obama understands the gravity of the situation and how important ukraine really is? >> no. in fact, i don't think that they recognize that this is a foretaste of what's to come if we continue the path that we're on for unilateral disarmament. we've got to stop battering our allies, like israel with the lunacy of trading land for peace. we need to build the xl pipeline, which our canadian allies want us to do and the obama administration can't figure out how to do it. if the iranians close the straights of hormuz next week, the price of oil is going to go through the roof and the economy is going to grind to a halt. all of these are the kinds of things that when america decides, a, we're not going to lead, and b, we're going to destroy the opportunity to deter this kind of action with a s
in a fit of rage. his defense is, it was a mistake and a reasonable person could have made the same mistake. fair enough but that's a tough defense considering that oscar pistorius shot his own girlfriend in his own home multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge only convicts him of a lesser crime of culpable homicide meaning it was a negligent shooting. if convicted pistorius could faces a life sentence. >>> a conservation group has come up with an innovative way to make water go farther in california. it's a pilot project planned before the drought that's helping millions of birds migrating through california. abc 7 news anchor dan ashley shows us in this morning's assignment 7 report it's helping farmers at the same time. >> reporter: 8 million birds a year travel along the pacific fly-way through california central valley but 95% of the wetlands they depend on are gone, so a lot of large birds now rely on flooded rice fields for a place to rest and east but rice farmers usually drain their fields in january, that means there's no habitat for smaller sho
risk taker who shot steenkamp in a fit of rage. his defense is, it was a mistake and a reasonable person could have made the same mistake. fair enough but that's a tough defense considering that oscar pistorius shot his own girlfriend in his own home multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge only convicts him of a lesser crime of culpable homicide meaning it was a negligent shooting. if convicted pistorius could face a life sentence. >>> heavy rains in brazil caused some damage at a soccer stadium that will host the world cup later this year. several pieces of metal used to collect water off the roof became detached and fell onto the field near the benches and onto the stands. it happened hours before the stadium was scheduled to host a regional championship. no one was injured. >>> the a conservation group has come up with an innovative way to make water go further in california. it's helping millions of birds migrating through california. dan ashley shows us in this morning's "assignment report" it's helping farmers. >> 8 million birds a year tr
. here, too. what about the dark castle? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters and here are the headlines for the hour. unarmed gunman is around the airports in ukraine. plus, bill clinton's presidential library is releasing thoses of pages of documents today, including the advice and letters. >> in california, a storm is spreading and the emergency crews performing a swift rescue and a portion of the coast highway has been closed. they are tracking the storms and how much are they going to get? >> they are seeing up to 8 inches of rain in southern california and getting it in the next 24 hours and the chance of flash flooding and in addition to the mud slides. an another major story is the bitter cold. in minneapolis right now the temperatures are right at the freezing mark and with the wind blowing feeling below 17, 17 degrees below zero. we have the cold air coming down from canada. hard to believe 64 on sunday in philadelphia. 22 new
trucks blocking the road and then a self defense militia in front of that row of trucks. this comes just a day after the crimean parliament was occupied by unidentified armed men that appear to be a pro russian militia here. in wednesday that turned into clashes outside the parliament as the crimean minority, 20,000 of those here clashed with the russian ethnic russian population here. 90% of the people here are russian, russian speaking and share a russian culture and heritage. many look toward the east, many believe that they should be under the influence of russia. they certainly have been unhappy about what's been going on in kiev in the last three months and certainly in the last week or so, they believe that the people in kiev are terrorists or thugs or fascists, they say and they really believe that they don't want any part of in a that. >> we have been watching the images of these people in crimea hoisting the russian flag. based on the ground, is there any chance of a reconciliation between those factions in ukraine and the protestors that you covered in kiev? >> i think there's
simply concluded that the officers acted in self-defense. the la county sheriff's department refused to discuss the case with us at all, but there's been no acknowledgement that anything other than their standard procedures were followed. but when the standard is a rise in military-style tactics, it means the costs are rising too. >> with that room all bloody like that. it's been 5 months. i go in there every day. i relive it every day. after almost a week in hiding, ukraine's ousted president is making a milk statement, viktor yanukovych appears defiant. claims he's still the president. copies of clinton's speeches, talking points for interviews, some of the records come from then first lady hillary clinton's office. >>> a deep bow of shame from the disgraced bitcoin president, 850,000 bitcoins lost due to the flaws in security software. i'm john siegenthaler. see you back here at 11:00 eastern. authorities leave before they get trapped with mudslides. "consider this" with antonio mora is next. i'll see you back here at 11:00. >> russia ranches up the pressure on ukraine and preside
concluded that the officers acted in self-defense. the la county sheriff's department refused to discuss the case with us at all, but there's been no acknowledgement that anything other than their standard procedures were followed. but when the standard is a rise in military-style tactics, it means the costs are rising too. >> with that room all bloody like that. it's been 5 months. i go in there every day. i relive it every day. >> tafficked labor on the front lines? >> they're things...they're commodities... >> we go undercover... >> it isn't easy to talk at this base... >> what's happining on u.s. bases... >> the taxpayer directly pays the human trafficker. >> fault lines... al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> they're locking the doors... >> groung breaking... >> they killed evan dead. >> truth seeking... >> they don't wanna show what's really going on... >> breakthough investigative documentary series america's war workers only on al jazeera america >>> welcome to a al jazerra america being i am morgan radford live in new york city and here are the top stories we are following fo
was put together at the last minute. passions were running high. >> americans, stand up in defense of what is right. >> across the street from this demonstration, the security council was meeting in closed session, discussing what was happening in ukraine. outside passions were running high. >> don't want more blood to be shed. >> the mainliory -- the majority of people here did not know where the country was. >> that protest was organised at the last minute in response to what happened in the crimea. they held a protest for what went on in kiev, near the brooklyn bridge, and that was attend bid around 1,000 ukrainian americans. >> that is john terrett prorping from new york city. >> an international police operation took down a fraud ring. police in spain, serbia, britain, arrested 110 people, focussing on border rooms where fake stock was sold to investors. some lost their life savings. police found 850 victims in the u.k. >> uganda's president is facing blistering criticism over antigay laws. al jazeera's malcolm web explains there's now financial fall out. >> it's been called one of th
reaching sanctions and could restart the missile defense program in the czech republic. >> there are a number of other action this is a we could take and obviously we are not going to be sending troops anywhere. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador to the u.n. says that russia and ukraine must engage in direct dialogue to end this conflict. she also says that international observers need to be sent to crimea to see what's going on in the region. >> that's the best way to get the fact, monitor conduct and prevent any abuses. >> reporter: many in the international community, including president obama, have reached out to president putin. but putin says that russia has the right to defend its ethnic russians. >> we hope that the united states, president obama and united states government actually when make some action and we hope that the united nations troop has come to crimea and united nation troops need to come to make stability in this region. >> you crimian supporters protested russian's involvement by rallying in front of the consulate in san francisco. >>> showers beginnin
, to prove that oscar pistorius fired his gun with the intent to kill reeva. oscar's defense says it was a tragic mistake driven by his fear of crime and vulnerability. at a bail hearing last year, oscar gave his most detailed account of what happened. it filled me with horror and fear of intruder or intruders of being inside the toilet. i fired shots at the toilet door and shouted to reeva to phone the police. outside the courthouse, media has been preparing for days. more than 2,000 journalists have applied for accreditation to cover this trial to give you a sense of how intense it will be followed. inside the courthouse here behind me, officials say they'll limit the access into the courtroom. about 100 or so passes have been given, including representatives from both families. in south african law, it will come down to one judge, not a jury, who in the end will decide whether oscar pistorius, once a hero to millions around the world, is, in fact, a criminal. ayman mohyeldin, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> up next here, we go live to the red carpet to check in with al ro
not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp with premeditation. his defense attorney read from a statement from pistorius saying the killing of last year was an accident. pistorius thoughts an intruder in the bathroom was issue, that the person in the bathroom was an intruder. >>> the navy now said the pilot was killed in the crash of a fighter jet in northern nevada during a training exercise on saturday east of the naval station. the spokesperson said the crash site is so remote, it took rescue crews several hours to reach it. they were also hampered by a snowstorm and mountainous terrain. >>> california has a big watery winter. someone won saturday's $60 million powerball lotto. that's three jackpot wins in northern california. the other tickets in san jose. >> everyone is excited about it. they're seeing the signs posted up and freaking out, like, somebody actually won here? there's a low chants of it happening. everyone is amazed. >> the store that sold the ticket get a $300,000 bonus. and so far, the jackpot winner has not come forward. >>> time now is 4:51. coming up on
. the latest ultimatum coming to according to ukraine's defense ministry from russia's black sea fleet, saying if ukrainian bases don't evacuate by 5:00 p.m. local time, they will storm them, russian troops will storm them. given that most people acree at this point, russia has complete operational control over crimea, it is not clear what this latest escalation will accomplish. but it is also not clear from what we've been seeing what the endgame here is for russia. it is bizarre that it is almost old news that russian troops fanned out across crimea and surrounding ukrainian military bases. we're hearing disturbingly about other bases in eastern ukraine where russian flags are hosted in eastern ukraine. pro-russians took over a floor of a main administrative building. >> those who are in crimea and if they present any legal and i would raise it again, any legal power in crimea, they try to squeeze ukrainian efforts, come to seize ukrainian property, tried to disarm the ukrainian army. >> reporter: there has been tough talk from western leaders like brit intaken's foreign -- britain's foreign
army. he described them as local defense forces, the united states calls their presence "a violation of international law." >> catherine: russia says a treaty with its neighbors allows for up to 25-thousand troops in crimea. >> catherine: >>"there are russian troops in crimea; there always have been. the russian black sea fleet is in the crimea, and that's many thousand people, but that is not an incursion." >> catherine: secretary of state john kerry is in kiev, capital of the ukraine, visiting a memorial for the protestors who died last week. the new government. in washington, president obama announced a billion dollars in loan guarantees and issued a new warning to moscow. >>"i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of of the state. the president's options are >> catherine: limited. economic pressure, russia could cut off 80 percent of ukraine's natural gas. and the pipelines that criss-cross the country also supply europe,
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